NCD: PRS Custom 22 Faded Whale Blue, 57/08s Stoptail: Pics

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  1. GazzaBloom

    GazzaBloom Member

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    Here's my new guitar, a PRS Custom 22 in faded Whale Blue with 57/08 pickups and stoptail. It growls like an angry bear on the bridge pickup when overdriven yet has a delicate finesse when played clean on the neck pickup, the 57/08 in the neck is really something special to hear, and the setup is perfect. The only thing I've noted is that the control pots are very loose to turn with little resistance so can easily be knocked and turned accidentally, not sure if that's just how PRS pots are but I'm used to a Strat and and SG where there is a little more resistance when turning the controls.

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  2. archey

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    Beautiful! I believe (not a ton of experience here, but I've played around 10 or so USA PRS guitars in shops) that the pots are supposed to be very easy to turn on PRS guitars.
     
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    Your reported experience with the knobs is 100% normal. I had the opposite experience. I was used to a CU24 and bought a strat. They seemed way too hard to turn. I've adjusted now.
     
  5. Kiwi

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    Many congratulations, GazzaBloom! What a handsome guitar. The 57/08 pickups are terrific, too, but - well, you'll be the judge of that.

    Yes, the knobs do turn easily, that's normal. You can cut a rubber washer and slip it under the knob to increase the resistance.

    Congrats again ... How rare are PRS guitars over there in Blighty?

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    Man, that's a beauty. PRS pots turn like that, no worries. Beautiful color.
     
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    Did that many times. Also used a round piece of foam that had a hole in the center and also wrapped hair/pony tail elastic rings or rubber bands wrapped around a few times and the excess tucked under the knob...
     
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    Damn, that is a beauty.
     
  9. Jimi D

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    Beauty!

    I have 57/08s in my Sunburst 22 and 25th Anniversary Custom and both guitars sound spectacular. And yes, the knobs are very easy to move, but once I adjusted to them I found I never wanted to use stiffer knobs again, especially live...
     
  10. Shark Sandwich

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    I LOVE that color! congrats, PRS make great guitars
     
  11. sidekick

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    Congrats ... Looks great in the faded whale blue finish.

    Was able to own/play a number of PRS's during the 90's and the blade switch is a nice, (IMO) update on the modern ones.

    Play/enjoy in good health.
     
  12. Blue Light

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    Very nice. I've become fond of their blue crab blue finish, although it varies like crazy from guitar to guitar. The hint of brown with the blue is very intriguing, and your guitar is a great mix.
     
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    Thumbs up for the new guitar. Everything on the PRS is easier. When you're playing a neck with zero relief expect the knobs to turn effortlessly as well :)
     
  14. BoogieManSC

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    Killer guitar. The 57/08's are definitely up there with the best of them. Congrats!
     

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